Monday, 28 January 2008

Crime Spree at the SAG Awards

There were a few momentary references to the dramatic writers who have disrupted Hollywood's awards season. But for the most region, it was awards indicate job as customary at the 14th yearly SAG Awards on Sunday. "No Country for Old Men," the bloody, modern Western about a drug trade gone terrible, took two awards: better movement image casting and a supportive nod for Javier Bardem. The new movie honors went to Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood"), Julie Christie ("Away From Her") and Ruby Dee ("American Gangster. HBO's "The Sopranos" made it a complete circle, ending its awards travel the manner it started it: with a sweep of the play series categories at the SAG Awards. NBC's "The Office" and "30 Rock" divide the honors on the comedy position, with "Office" taking better ensemble and "30 Rock" stars Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey winning better player and actress, respectively.

Despite alarming tempest clouds, the rains held away long enough for thespians to walk the crimson rug outside the Los Angeles Shrine Expo Centercq, place of the TNT/TBS program where, in addition to handing away its yearly awards, SAG celebrated its 75th anniversary. Looking backwards over the story of the actors guild, SAG president Alan Rosenberg said the founders "looked to the writers guildcq for inspiration," beginning a custom of "deal solidarity, which extends to today. " With that, he called for WGA president Patric Verrone, who was in the audience, to go a bow. A discharge from the writers guild permitted the display to get on. But while oodles of stars turned upward, an amount did not have it to the case, including winners Baldwin, Kevin Kline and Queen Latifah.

In his remarks, Rosenberg did not cite the writers hit, though. Instead, as if giving a short story of SAG's own labour disputes, the display included three filmed segments narrated by Blair Underwood, who discussed how SAG worked to better working conditions for actors in the past. Turning to the existing, Underwood said original technologies are changing the job, and, "formerly again we seem to our guild. " Fey, a WGA member and vocal strike friend, was one of the few winners to have a mention to the job closure. "I seek to thank everyone in SAG for being then positive of the Writers Guild of America," she said.

No comments: